Best First Swimsuits for Baby

Apparman swim trunks
Appaman
Dress up your tot for some fun in the sun with these colorful picks.
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Kevin Sweeney

Bright Bouquet

Show off your own summer blossom with Vera Bradley's "Clementine" floral-print suit. Nice ruffle too! ($32)

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Kevin Sweeney

Li'l Dipper

The durability of these cute bathers from Boden has earned them a cult following in the brand's native England as well as stateside. ($24)

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Kevin Sweeney

Prehistoric Cute

Brightly doodled dinosaurs tromp their way across Stella McCartney's crossed-back Imogen bathing suit. ($86)

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Kevin Sweeney

Monkey Around

Carter's baby swim shorts are classics, and now most have built-in UPF 50 sun protection so he can play all day long. ($17)

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Kevin Sweeney

Candy Dots

The sweet colors, the bow, and -- OMG, that old-school swim cap! Circo's confection is adorably retro. ($10 suit, $7 cap)

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Kevin Sweeney

Pools of Blue

With a design inspired by Moroccan tiles, Tea Collection's trunks hang at about knee level, providing extra coverage. ($40)

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Kevin Sweeney

Delightful Stripes

Even Gap's baby swimwear is trendy, like this one-piece that riffs on the year's big jumpsuit trend. ($20)

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Kevin Sweeney

Later Alligator

The quick-drying material on Old Navy's suits means your baby won't feel all soggy when you break for lunch. ($13)

I Play
I Play

Surf's Up!

With a built-in swim diaper, the shorts from I Play provide three layers of accident protection for a mess-free beach visit. Awesome! ($22)

Floatimini
Floatimini

Sugar Rush

This confection from Floatimini looks just like a scene from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Sweet! ($42)

Platypus Australia
Platypus Australia

Power Play

To shield Baby from the sun, dress him in a romper like this one from Platypus Australia. It blocks more than 97.5 percent of ultraviolet rays! ($46)

NUNUNU
NUNUNU

Shine Bright

The stars on NUNUNU's one-piece put this suit into another galaxy. ($42)

Appaman
Appaman

Zip to It

Appaman's colorblock trunks have a pocket for hiding treasures found at the beach. ($42)

Originally published in the June 2014 issue of American Baby magazine.

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